A newborn child is a cherished gift to his or her parents. Having a baby is one of the scariest and most exciting times of any parent’s life and there is no greater love than the love for a newborn. As such fragile beings, all parents strive to do is protect their baby boy or girl.
With continuously increasing medical knowledge and technology, even difficult births often result in a healthy baby who grows in to a happy one. Unfortunately, when injuries do happen during birth or after birth, those injuries can be detrimental.
One type of birth injury can have the greatest effect on a child’s life: a brain injury. Oxygen being cut off to the developing brain, a serious car accident or fall during pregnancy, or not following medical rules (malpractice) during delivery can all result in brain damage to an infant.
Brain damage can lead to debilitating conditions, such as cerebral palsy. In a majority of cases, a newborn brain injury is not the fault of the mother or surrogate. Being involved in a car accident that was the fault of another driver, or being the victim of medical malpractice, means that you are not the reason your child suffered a brain injury.
A case involving any birth injury is delicate. Who is to blame? How will the consequences of this injury be taken care of? These questions are difficult to answer, and often require legal guidance. ￼
At Brian K. Balser Co. LPA, I handle every newborn brain injury case with care and expertise. With more than 25 years of experience with birth injuries, I understand the legal process for investigating the events that lead to the brain injury and will work with you every step of the way to find the answer to the questions you have about your baby’s brain injury.